well i have been pretty lucky so far, havent had any issues with cars pulling out etc... until yesterday! coming down a hill near my house, some muppet in a silver mercedes decides to engage in some BRAILLE DRIVING by pulling halfway across the road then stopping to get a look at the traffic, blocking my lane almost completely. Not entirely sure what happened exactly, i guess instinct took over for a bit, or maybe it was all over in a couple of seconds and it only felt longer? Anyway, I suppose the textbook response would have been to check my mirrors then do an emergency stop like I have practiced a hundred times, but it didn't exactly go down like that... I guess it wasn't exactly clear what the idiot was going to do next so I sort of just braked to slow down enough to buy some time to react. not sure if it was due to the hill or my ham foot but I managed to lock the rear in the process and it washed out to my right side, well at least its away from the car so i just sort of surfed my bike sideways past the moron then got on the gas to pull myself out of it before I went tits up! Managed to glance sideways at the shitbag as i slide past her bonnet sideways, some grey haired lady about 60ish, from the look on her face I think she might have soiled a pair of her granny undies, haha. Boy am I glad my mates took me out dirt biking a few times in my youth as the muscle memory just kind of kicked in automatically and I just kind of knew how to control the rear wheel slide even though if you asked me I honestly couldn't tell you how I did it! Anyway resisted the urge to turn around and tell the old bag off and rode straight home! Was not too shaken up just annoyed at her for driving like a suicidal maniac (if there was truck or something coming down the road she would have been taken out bigtime... wtf) and annoyed at myself for locking the wheel in a panic situation, guess I need to watch that right foot a bit more carefully, cant help but wonder if 15 years of car driving has ingrained a right foot braking response somehow that I need to get rid of!